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Brandy STEAMS UP NYC In Short Shorts + Janelle Monae Is The New Face of COVERGIRL!


R&B singer Brandy was spotted out and about in NYC today looking hot.  Find out what she's up to in the city and get the deets on Janelle Monae becoming the latest face of COVERGIRL!



While rocking some premium Giuseppe Zanotti heeless wedges, Brandy was spotted strolling through NYC today.  She's on her promo rounds in her black short shorts and black croc Celine bag that we're loving.

Later on today, she'll be on "106 & Park" premiering her new "Put It Down" video featuring Chris Brown that we told you aboutWill you be watching?


In other fab chicks in music news..........

Singer Janelle Monae has been named the newest face of CoverGirl!  She'll be featured in a 10-page ad in VOGUE's September Issue (with Lady Gaga on the cover).  She said that the honor was absolutely significant to her, especially since she usually does her own makeup for her major performances.  The "Tightrope" singer tells VOGUE:

“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines.  I’d see Tyra Banks [in the CoverGirl ads] and I’d think, Wow, she’s beautiful. It never looked like she had on too much makeup. There was just something clean and classic about her face.”

Janelle dished on her makeup for her performances saying that she's experimenting with CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Mascara. “I keep my eyes pretty simple but I like to make [my lashes] a little darker and thicker.

And about how her new role will be used to empower women around the role:

“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.  One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. Becoming a COVERGIRL is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.”

More sneak peeks from the ad campaign:


Congrats to Janelle!





Janelle is naturally flawless

Janelle is naturally flawless so all that brushing was so unnecessary. Brandy looks very nice.
Realist's picture

Brandy is far too knock kneed

Brandy is far too knock kneed and pigeon toed for those shorts and heels. Janelle Monae has such a beautiful and clasic face. I kind of wish she was more versatile with her look, but that look is keeping her pockets fat and bills paid so it's all good girl.
tori's picture

Brandy looks good!

Brandy looks good!
I_love_laughing's picture

yay janelle but they

yay janelle but they photoshopped the heck out of those pics, it wasnt needed but hey she looks nice

not a fan of her style but

not a fan of her style but Jonae is a pretty chick
Chica-Chica's picture

brandy looks hella good!! i

brandy looks hella good!! i love the legs and those shoes, janelle looks so pretty, and she is the right person and face for CG!! ybf they are
_speak's picture

Knee caps have a lot going on

Knee caps have a lot going on WTH? Brandy is a child star that made it....She looks good....Janelle pretty 2....Damn, the hate for no reason is so sad....
not having it's picture

Brandy's wig tho! Nah!

Brandy's wig tho! Nah!
Rica123's picture

Brandy I believed u right up

Brandy I believed u right up to dem damn Frankenstein shoes......fashion fail wid that outfit.......back to life on the B-list Bran Bran
Kai's picture

I adore Brandy.

I adore Brandy. http://www.ghettobeautynovel.blogspot.com

JANELLE!!! You go, girl!

JANELLE!!! You go, girl!
blynne23's picture

Brandy looks amazing and

Brandy looks amazing and Janelle Monae is absolutely gorgeous.
Taj's picture

Trying too hard Brandy!! and

Trying too hard Brandy!! and that Put it down track is not good, way too juvenile for Brandy. I heard it and I was turned off and Chris's vocals do not help it at all.
sweetpea1989's picture

What's with these aging black

What's with these aging black singers doing songs that Willow Smith should be singing? First Beyonce singing "Girls run the World," and now Brandy with this put it down. Her Full Moon album was more evolved than the mess she is doing now.
BEEMA's picture

Willow Smith should be

Willow Smith should be singing "Put It Down"? Oh. Anywho, Brandy is singing pop(ular) music and unfortunately plenty of women her age relate to the content. So, let's just say she's doing it for the ratchets and getting back out there. And no matter what, the beat bangs. That's all.
memoirs.of.a.keisha's picture

So you saying an 11 year old

So you saying an 11 year old should be singing a sexually suggestive song? I feel for your daughters. They will be turned out before they hit their teens. The song is very much appropriate for her age. Just because she has an amazing voice doesn't mean she needs to be singing ballads all the time.
Anomaly's picture

oh wow! JM looks like Alicia

oh wow! JM looks like Alicia Keys in one of those pictures. She has the perfect face for these ads. congrats to her accomplishments!
shuga's picture

I wish Janelle would wear

I wish Janelle would wear something beside men's clothes! That white shirt and those pants are TIRED! And Brandy looks like she been crying all night. What is going on with that hair?
BEEMA's picture

Probably crying because she

Probably crying because she knows that Put it down track is wack and her CD will flop!! there is NO MOMENTUM/EXCITEMENT for her CD at all.
sweetpea1989's picture

Sorry to burst your bubble

Sorry to burst your bubble but the song has a lot of momentum. It has jumped 20 spots on the charts this past 2 weeks. The song is being played more on the radio as more people are requesting it. It's actually number 4 on the 5pm countdown here on DC radio. Also, if you youtube her last two live performances of the song you'll see the crowds go hype when she sings it and they also know all the lyrics. I don't expect you people to like it, but please don't make shit up in order to support your lies. Brandy was also the trending topic on twitter last night. There is a lot of excitement and anticipation surrounding the release of Brandy's new album 2/11. Brandy puts out some of the best music and other artists respect her talent and refer to her as the Vocal Bible.
Anomaly's picture

That's her management's

That's her management's fault. Why would you release a single for an album and 2 months later you are just premiering the video? She should have at least the first 3 single's videos already shot before the album drops!
BEEMA's picture

The label was waiting for

The label was waiting for more interest to build before releasing the video, during that time views on vevo reached 1mill+. It made perfect sense as to why it took that long. Brandy is entering the game almost as a new artist, there are a lot of younger people not familiar with her work. They have to take their time and release everything with perfect timing. This isn't Rihanna where everyone knows her and she can release 3 singles and a 2 videos in 1 week.
Anomaly's picture

right! and add to the fact

right! and add to the fact that her CD was pushed back fromMarch to August and now to October that usually mens the CD has no hits and the label is not happy with it/therefore not willing ot put money behind the CD.
sweetpea1989's picture

The label is actually very

The label is actually very happy with the album, this coming from the horse's mouth. Sweetheart, again, where are you getting your facts from? If you don't like her then fine, don't buy, watch or listen to her, but the fact that you are on here talking out your ass making shit up makes you look dumb and desperate to hate on her. Who doesn't push their album back these days? Ne-Yo just pushed his back, it doesn't mean that the album is whack. That is the nature of the business, we don't live in the 90's when albums were actually purchased.
Anomaly's picture

Janelle Monet?! Go!!!

Janelle Monet?! Go!!!
RO's picture

Nice legs, Brandy!

Nice legs, Brandy!
DOB's picture

lol Brandy making me want to

lol Brandy making me want to put cocoa butter on my legs from my tom boy days lol
Gabriall Its-Alright Moore's picture

love the legs get em Bran

love the legs get em Bran

i like BranBran's legs

i like BranBran's legs overall but those Knee Caps have a lot going on
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

Janelle Monae is pure

Janelle Monae is pure gorgeousness. I wish I had her hair stylist and make up artist on call. Her natural hair really does it for me.
Ethel Is Mad Now's picture

thats a good look for cover

thats a good look for cover girl AND Janelle! Congrats J!

well Brandy got some nice

well Brandy got some nice legs so its alright for her to wear it, Janelle is a pretty young lady congrates to her
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